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Reminder Football Kick Off Save the Date

This a reminder for the annual Metro Detroit Athletic Officials Football Kickoff Clinic
This meeting is planned to be in person!
Detailed agenda to follow shortly.

Saturday August 7th at 9:00am
Birmingham Groves High School Big Auditorium closest to Evergreen Rd. 20500 W 13 Mile Rd Beverly Hills MI 48025

Come early to register with us and purchase officiating gear available from:
Look forward to seeing you there!

MDAO 21-22 Dues

Dues for the next school year (21-22) can now be paid. Your dues help to pay for items such as HUDL access for film sharing, Arbiter access for the association and resources for communicating with you. Dues are the same as last year which is $50 for one or more sports.

New this year, electronic payment is possible! Most major apps are available including Zelle, Google Pay, PayPal and Venmo. Please send payment to mdaomike@gmail.com and include your name, officials ID and your preferred email address.

Dues can still be paid by completing a hard copy registration form available on our website at:
http://metrodetroitathleticofficials.com/?page_id=40
and mailing check to:
MDAO11204 Hickory Grove Ct.South Lyon MI 48178

Being a Member In Good Standing with an approved association is a requirement by the MHSAA to be eligible for tournament games. This includes paying annual dues and attending relevant meetings. So don’t delay!

COVID Vaccination Opportunity for Sports Officials!

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Lake Shore Public Schools is pleased to announce a vaccination clinic for Lake Shore Public Schools on Saturday February 27th located at Ascension St. John Hospital Urgent Care in Harrison Township. The second dose will be administered on Saturday March 27th at the same location. This clinic will serve those that require both doses and an appointment must be made in order to receive the vaccination.    At this time, find ourselves in the position to offer limited vaccination appointments to the sports officials that may serve our district, as we understand the important role you play in the lives of our students.   

Click the link below to schedule these appointments by 11:59 p.m. TODAY, Wednesday, February 24, 2021
https://forms.gle/tcd5iKy158xSPsah6

COVID Vaccination Appointment

Ascension St. John Hospital Urgent Care25990 Crocker Blvd. Harrison Township, MI 48045

The Moderna Vaccine will be used which is a TWO dose series – You MUST be available for BOTH dates to sign up! Dose #1- Saturday, February 27th Dose #2 – Saturday, March 27th Your appointment time will be the same for BOTH dates.

Please join us in THANKING the Lake Shore Staff for this tremendous opportunity and for their support of High School Officials!

Reminder Second Basketball Meeting Link

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This meeting will focus on rule changes and points of emphasis for the 20-21 season.

Monday November 30 from 6:30pm-7:30pm
Please share this information with anyone interested in officiating basketball.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83907108088

We have it set up so you won’t need a passcode. Just click the link if joining by computer audio or use any of the phone numbers below if you need to.

Dial by your location

+1 929 205 6099 US (New York)

+1 301 715 8592 US (Washington D.C)

+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

Meeting ID: 839 0710 8088

Hope to you can join us Monday!
Thank you more than ever this year for your patience, dedication

Save the Dates and Important Updates

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We don’t yet know when the pause will be lifted in Michigan. Right now we’ll plan for basketball starting back up after December 8th as scheduled. To help prepare for that we will schedule two upcoming virtual Zoom meetings. Dates & times are below with Zoom links to follow shortly.


Monday November 30 from 6:30pm-7:30pm

(Review New Rules & Discuss Points of Emphasis)

Monday December 7 from 6:30pm-7:45pm

(Review Exam for Postseason Consideration)

Please read the important note below about due dates!
MHSAA indicates that due dates for the items below will likely not change with the exception of submitting your season schedules. Take the opportunity of the delayed start to the season to go through the items below and address them as needed.

Member in Good Standing (Submit Form & Payment Before Thanksgiving)
To be a Member in Good Standing (MIGS) with an Approved Association, officials must be up to date on association dues and attend 50% of the association meetings. This is not new this year, but has been stressed by the MHSAA. Since we will not be meeting in person, you may fill out a registration form by clicking on the following link and mailing it and payment to:
http://metrodetroitathleticofficials.com/?page_id=40

Metro Detroit Athletic Officials

11204 Hickory Grove Ct.South Lyon, Michigan 48178

You can check your MIGS status at the link below. Please note that MIGS status for basketball season has not yet been fully updated for our membership, but will be done so soon.
https://www.mhsaa.com/My-MHSAA/Official-Services/Member-in-Good-Standing

Rules Meeting (Due Thursday 12/10/20)
Please log onto the MHSAA Officials Services page to complete the required rules meeting(s).
https://www.mhsaa.com/My-MHSAA/Official-Services/Rules-Meetings

Submit a Season Schedule(s) (Due Tuesday 12/1/20 – May Be Extended)
If you work both boys and girls basketball, you will need to submit TWO different schedules. Don’t forget to select which Zone you primarily work in. For almost all of us, it will be Zone 3.
https://www.mhsaa.com/My-MHSAA/Official-Services/Schedule

Basketball Officials Exam (Due Thursday 12/10/20)
Please remember to log into the MHSAA Officials Services page under Exams to complete it. It’s available to complete now. Once you start it though, you must finish it. We recommend reviewing a pdf copy first and/or waiting until our exam review meeting on December 7th.
https://www.mhsaa.com/Portals/0/documents/officials/basketball/bb%20exam.pdf

Availability and Conflicts (Due Thursday 12/10/20)
List any dates you cannot officiate in the post-season and/or any school(s) that you have a conflict of interest with.
https://www.mhsaa.com/My-MHSAA/Official-Services/Availability-and-Conflicts

Thank you

Tip Off Basketball Meeting Link

Monday November 9 from 6:30pm-7:30pm
Please share this information with anyone interested in officiating basketball.

Click the link below AND enter the passcode 010364

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86431889972?pwd=NngvdzdEU1BHb1ltV0d0MkRDYTgvZz09

If you need to dial by phone, please use any of the numbers below.
One tap mobile

+13126266799,,86431889972#,,,,,,0#,,010364# US (Chicago)

+19292056099,,86431889972#,,,,,,0#,,010364# US (New York)

Dial by your location:

+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

+1 929 205 6099 US (New York) 

+1 301 715 8592 US (Washington D.C)

+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)

+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)

+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)

Passcode: 010364

Meeting ID: 864 3188 9972

Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/keAdXjVGkf

Please email Shane Bies shanebies@hotmail.com or metrodetroitathleticofficials@gmail.com for assistance.

Hope to you can join us Monday!
Thank you more than ever this year for your patience, dedication
Metro Detroit Athletic Officialswww.metrodetroitathleticofficials.com

Football Quizzes & Answers


One of our football trainers, Jack Morris, dedicated a lot of time and knowledge to creating football quizzes this year to test and sharpen our rules knowledge. This is especially important in preparation for the quickly approaching postseason. All of them are now posted with answers (links below):

Quiz #1

http://metrodetroitathleticofficials.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/MDAO-2020-PRESEASON-QUIZ-1.pdf

Quiz #2 & Answers #1

http://metrodetroitathleticofficials.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/MDAO-2020-Preseason-Footall-Quiz-2-Quiz-1-Answers.pdf

Quiz #3 & Answers #2

http://metrodetroitathleticofficials.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/MDAO-2020-Preseason-Footall-Quiz-3-Quiz-2-Answers.pdf

Quiz #4 & Answers #3

http://metrodetroitathleticofficials.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/MDAO-2020-Football-Quize-4-and-Quiz-3-Answers.pdf

Answers #4

http://metrodetroitathleticofficials.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/MDAO-2020-Football-Quiz-4-Answers.pdf

Thank you

Second Week Football Meeting Monday

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Weekly football review will be discussed Monday September 28 from 6:30pm-7:30pm.

You should have received a meeting invite with the link directly from Bob Foss bob@detroit2auto.com today Friday 9/25/20. Please check your junk mail folder.

If it is not in your junk folder and you did not receive the invite/link, please email Bob or metrodetroitathleticofficials@gmail.com for assistance.

Hope to have you join on Monday and good luck to everyone officiating tonight!